Holly Wilson advocates for women in the addiction and recovery space
Holly Wilson is one of the Top 25 Young Professionals of 2021
Holly Wilson, 37
Holly Wilson won the battle against her own alcohol addiction. Now she dedicates herself to helping other women do the same.
“The work that we do at Women’s Recovery is meant to assist our clients in taking back autonomy and creating the lives they truly deserve to live,” says Wilson, who founded Women’s Recovery in 2017 and now has plans to open a third location.
As a recovered addict and one of the few female leaders in the addiction and recovery space, Wilson has a deep understanding of the kinds of care models that women need. She advocates developing services that are more affordable and accessible for women, and support women’s unique needs, including outpatient recovery programs that don’t require women to step away from familial duties and home support networks.
She also has a professional development track that allows women within her organization to open their own Women’s Recovery location with their sweat equity.
“Both on the micro and macro levels, with clients and staff, I want to see women lifted up and empowered,” she says.
Wilson actively supports the American Heart Association, Planned Parenthood, Harmony Foundation, and the VA. She is a member of the Colorado Alliance for Addiction Recovery and serves on the board of the Rocky Mountain Executive Consortium.
Her No. 1 goal: “To empower as many women as possible.”
This article is part of the ColoradoBiz’s 2021 Top 25 Young Professionals. Click here to read more about the latest class of up-and-coming movers and shakers.